Why Should I Stop Being a Villain - 83 Opening Ceremony - 2
“Welcome to the World Academy,” The old man said.
*Clap* *Clap* *Clap*
The sound of clapping reverberated throughout the whole auditorium.
The principal’s white coat was a magnificent sight to behold, embellished with intricate golden decorations on his shoulders. It exuded an aura of wisdom and authority. The prestigious symbol of the World Academy was emblazoned proudly on the back of his coat.
“Stormscale Armor,” Asher thought in his mind as he looked at the old man on the stage.
“As many of you already know, I am Farnus Calmort, principal of the World Academy,” the old man smiled.
He looked older than Nathan and Dalton because he was a lot older than Nathan.
“I am one of the 11 SSS Rank hunters,” he introduced himself humbly.
“I founded this World Academy with a dream to make a place where all talents could learn equally.”
“You might find our curriculum a bit harsh, but it is necessary to train you guys to be the best.”
“The world might seem a bit peaceful, but you never know when another calamity might fall upon us.”
“This Academy was made as my dream to nurture your spirits as well as your strength,” Farnus’s words ignited a fire in the hearts of the youth.
“That will be all from me. I will let Professor Arman explain the rest,” Farnus spoke as he disappeared into thin air.
Many students wanted to hear more from Farnus as it was not everyday they could hear or see the strongest man in the World.
“I am Professor Arman, and I teach Black Element,” Arman introduced himself to others.
“The World Academy does not hinder you from fighting each other, but you all must follow the rules,” he raised his hand as a hologram appeared behind him.
“As you see here, we have five classes each year, and each class consists of 200 students,” the hologram showed Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
“Right now, you will be distributed according to your evaluation by the faculty council. But you will have no individual rankings until the Assessment Test which will happen in a few months,” this made many students look at each other and start talking.
“You will soon get an Assessment System like your seniors here, and your ranks are everything here,” he spoke.
“Before coming here, you were given your Dorm Keys. In your Dorm Rooms, you will find the device that will help you follow up with everything in the World Academy,” the hologram changed to show the various facilities on the floating island.
The World Academy had everything you needed, from entertainment, food to knowledge.
“You will find out about your Class and the schedule you have for now,” Arman said.
“Each Class will have one Professor as its proctor, and they will explain everything to you in more detail,” Arman said.
“And make sure you avoid your seniors for the first month before you learn everything about the rules of the World Academy,” Arman joked, and it made a few seniors cough who were sitting on the right side of the stage.
“Next, I would like to invite the winners of the Year Representative Tournament for the first years!” Arman said as the crowd started clapping, but not all of them were excited to see them.
“Let’s have some words from Asher Von Greville,” Arman said as he looked at the seats where Asher and Alyssa were sitting.
“Wasn’t the girl representative supposed to come first?” one of the seniors questioned among his friends.
“Idiot! Did you forget who the Girl Representative for this year is?” his friend hit him on the head lightly.
Asher did not stand up and looked at Alyssa, “You go first,” he spoke and closed his eyes.
“But I am not the one he called,” Alyssa said, with no emotions on her face.
She could not guess what Asher was thinking with his indifferent face, which confused her a lot. However, she did not mind him like others. Additionally, the fact that Asher was the only person she could use for her revenge made her cooperate with him.
“I don’t want people who can’t stand for themselves,” Asher did not even look at her.
Alyssa stared at Asher and stood up as she remembered a certain event from the past. She hovered to the podium making everyone confused.
“Umm, Miss Alyssa,” Arman did not expect Alyssa to come up first. He could not send her down now she was already on the stage.
“This will anger the faculty council surely,” Arman sighed as he talked to himself.
“I am Alyssa.., your year representative,” Alyssa spoke, but all the students started booing towards her.
“I won the tournament by my own strength, and I will continue to do so,” she spoke with confidence.
“If you want to hate me, you are free to do so,” she ended her speech, but the booing did not stop.
She quietly stepped and sat beside Asher, who opened his eyes. His eyes were shining red, and his aura was a bit cold that even Alyssa, who barely knew him, felt something odd.
Unlike Alyssa, Asher slowly walked up, and seeing him walk, the booing stopped. Who in their right mind would even openly confront the heir of the infamous Greville family?
He came up to the podium and looked forward. His crimson eyes made many students nervous, even some seniors got affected by his gaze. His cold and indifferent face made it impossible for someone else to know what he was thinking.
“I am a person who doesn’t like to repeat things I say,” he spoke.
“I hate annoying people,”
“And I don’t care about all you pathetically weak people sitting here,” his words enraged many students, but nobody could oppose him openly.
“The only reason I am at this Academy is for the ‘Trial Grounds’,” his words perked up some people’s ears in the audience.
“And don’t forget this floating island is still in Somaria,” his words were targeted towards certain people, and they knew Asher was talking about them.
Many students were cursing him, but what they could do. Even the children of elite families did not want to mess with him. All elite families have specifically told their children to avoid the Greville family.
[ Hidden Quest Completed ]
[ Quest: Become the source of hatred for the first years. ]
[ Reward: 1000 Fate points ]
Asher smirked as he stepped down and sat beside Alyssa quietly. Nobody clapped, and the hall auditorium was silent.
“Ahem, the opening ceremony is finished. Please go to your dorm rooms. The staff outside will help you all,” Arman took over and ended the ceremony.
Asher’s words were very bold. He had challenged the authority of every person of the elite family present in the World Academy. Even the fact he was here solely for the Trial Grounds would make the topic of discussion for the Top Rankers inside the World Academy.
Alyssa did not say anything to Asher and sat quietly beside him.
Arman appeared in front of Asher, and Asher looked up at him.
“I would advise you not to provoke others like this,” Arman told Asher.
“What can they even do?” Asher questioned Arman.
“Don’t make yourself the target of everyone’s hatred,” Arman advised Asher.
Asher stood up and looked at Arman, while Alyssa was also waiting for Asher’s reply.
“I know my strength and limits well, professor,” Asher spoke.
“And I think you should know best about what we Grevilles are capable of doing,” Asher reminded Arman of a certain someone.
Arman frowned, remembering the person Asher mentioned.
“Now, if you will excuse us, we need to go,” Asher turned, and Alyssa also stood up and followed after him.
Arman was silent, and he appeared in front of Farnus, who was sitting in his office.
“This boy is like watching young Nathaniel Greville, but that guy wore his emotions on his face,” Farnus spoke.
“This will create some chaos in the Student Council and among Senior Year students,” Arman spoke.
“Leave him. Did you make the changes I told you to make in the class arrangement?” Farnus asked.
“Yes, Principal. I have placed Kevin Whiteheart in a separate class from Asher Greville,” Arman replied.
“What do you think of Asher Greville?” Farnus asked, as he was curious.
“His talents remind me of Ivar, but he is different from him,” Arman honestly replied to Farnus.
“Well, I think we will have two more Grevilles in the World Academy soon,” Farnus spoke.
“What?” Arman was confused.
“Well, the whole High Council knows that we are taking Silvus Grandus’s grandchildren for a special class because of his favor for creating this Academy,” Farnus spoke.
“Recently, Nathaniel Greville and Alfred Raven both used their combined authority to enroll Ivar’s kids with those two as well,” he said as a token of Greville and Raven family floated in front of him.
“Those two old foxes used their decades-old authority now, because they know they have four geniuses in one generation,” Farnus said lightly.
“Well, our job is to teach them. They will arrive next year, and four of them will be placed in a Special Class for a course of four years,” Farnus spoke.
“Okay,”Arman nodded with a serious face.